Then they asked, “Which one of the tribes of Israel failed to assemble before the Lord at Mizpah?” They discovered that no one from Jabesh Gilead(A) had come to the camp for the assembly.

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11 When the people of Jabesh Gilead(A) heard what the Philistines had done to Saul,

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Then the men of Judah came to Hebron,(A) and there they anointed(B) David king over the tribe of Judah.

When David was told that it was the men from Jabesh Gilead(C) who had buried Saul,

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he sent messengers to them to say to them, “The Lord bless(A) you for showing this kindness to Saul your master by burying him.

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12 he went and took the bones of Saul(A) and his son Jonathan from the citizens of Jabesh Gilead.(B) (They had stolen their bodies from the public square at Beth Shan,(C) where the Philistines had hung(D) them after they struck Saul down on Gilboa.)(E)

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